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Elemental Music - Black Square Quartet
Redland Performing Arts Centre and QYAC

​Join us for an afternoon of music inspired by nature and the elements

Composers have long been inspired by the wealth of inspiration found within nature. Australian composers in particular have often drawn inspiration from the enigmatic nature of the Australian landscape. In this eclectic string quartet program, join Black Square Quartet as they explore the sounds of the elemental world.

Featuring works by Haydn, Dvorak, Arvo Part, Peter Sculthorpe and Ross Edwards, plus a newly-commissioned work by composer Dr Philip Eames, based on three stories by Oodgeroo Noonuccal from the Old Dreamtime. Waangenga Blanco of Bangarra Dance Theatre along with the students of Dunwich State School will help Black Square Quartet bring these Dreamtime stories to life.

Black Square Quartet was founded in 2018 by violinist Camille Barry. Inspired by the iconic and controversial artwork The Black Square by Kasimir Malevich, one of the first true examples of artistic minimalism, the quartet aims to challenge and inspire audiences with unique and innovative repertoire choices. Strong advocates of new and Australian music, the quartet has premiered several new works since their debut performance in 2018.

HAYDN - String Quartet Op.33 No. 3 "The Bird"
EAMES - String Quartet No. 3 (World Premiere)
DVORAK - Cypresses 8 & 10
ROSS EDWARDS - Ecstatic Dance No. 2

Performance Times:
Sunday 1 September, 3pm
RPAC Concert Hall
75 minutes, no interval
Book via the book now link
Suit Children:
Suitable for all ages
Booking Information:
You can book your tickets:
  • in person at RPAC Box Office, 2–16 Middle Street, Cleveland
  • by phone – 3829 8131
  • online 24/7 using the Book Now link below

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre Box Office so that we can accommodate your needs.


Please note: This is a non-ticketed event, please use the buy now link to be added to the guest list. If you want to book for other shows at RPAC in addition to this event please complete the two bookings separately as we are unable to book free events and paid events in the same transaction.


A partnership between the Redland Performing Arts Centre and QYAC.